Peacock at the 2012 London Paralympics
28 May 1993 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
Updated on 6 September 2012.
Born in Cambridge, aged five he contracted meningitis resulting in the disease killing the tissues of his right leg. His leg was amputated below the knee. Wanting to play football, he was directed to a Paralympic sports talent day when he asked about disability sport at the hospital that fitted his prosthetic leg. His mother would carry him to school on days where his stump was too sore to put on his prosthetic leg.
Peacock ran his first international race at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester in May 2012. In June 2012 Peacock set a new 100 metres world record in amputee sprinting at the United States Paralympic track and field trials, recording a time of 10.85 seconds to beat the previous record held by Marlon Shirley by 0.06 seconds.
At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Peacock won the 100m T44 final with a time of 10.90 seconds, claiming the gold and the Paralympic record in the process. The win made his coach, Dan Pfaff, the only man to have coached 100m gold medalists in both the Olympics and the Paralympics; Pfaff coached Canada's Donovan Bailey, the gold medalist in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Personal life 
Peacock appeared shirtless on the cover of the gay magazine Attitude in December 2012.
See also 
- The Athletes: Jonnie Peacock, Channel 4, retrieved 25 August 2010
- ‘You only live once so make the most of it . . .’, Cambride News, retrieved 25 August 2010.
- Jonnie Peacock pride at Cup performance, BBC Sport, 26 May 2010, retrieved 25 August 2010.
- "Jonnie Peacock's Doddington home 'over the moon' at win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- Morton, Emma. "I lost my leg aged five... now I’m 1.9secs behind Usain Bolt". www.thesun.co.uk. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
- Alexandra Topping (24 August 2012). "London Paralympics: introducing Jonnie Peacock, GB's top 100m hope". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
- "Paralympic sprinter Jonnie Peacock and his refusal to accept defeat". Retrieved 18 April 2013.
- "Jonnie Peacock knocks 0.06 seconds off 100m world record". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
- "Paralympics 2012: Jonnie Peacock wins gold in T44 100m". Retrieved 7 September 2012.
- Andy Bull (6 September 2012). "Paralympics 2012: Jonnie Peacock breaks record to win gold in T44 100m". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
- I'm ready to take over from Pistorius, says proud Peacock, 16 March 2013, retrieved 12 April 2013
- Jonnie Peacock's official Twitter account, 20 September 2012, retrieved 12 April 2013
- Jonnie Peacock’s holiday heaven and hell, 11 February 2013, retrieved 12 April 2013
- Merry Christmas ladies! Olympians Greg Rutherford and Johnny Peacock strip off for a festive photoshoot, 4 December 2012, retrieved 12 April 2013
- The London Gazette: . 29 December 2012.
- "2013 New Year's Honours". Retrieved 29 December 2012.
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